More than a dozen people still carrying the mental and physical scars of the Bourke Street tragedy have been unable to return to work a year on. Nearly $5 million has been paid to victims by government agencies, on top of the $1.5 million raised by the public. A year ago on Saturday, a car mowed down dozens of pedestrians in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, killing six people and leaving many more injured physically and psychologically.
On his last day as a Victorian policeman, Michael Maynes wrote a gracious farewell email to his "passionate and supportive" colleagues. The young man's civility stood in stark contrast to the years of vicious harassment he had suffered due to the actions of some of his former police colleagues. The torment had included false and professionally damaging allegations, nearly 400 alleged searches of Mr Maynes' name, address and housemates in the police database, and homophobic taunts.
A young Melbourne musician who was thought to have died in a fire two years ago may have been killed before the blaze started. In 2015, Connor Tolson was believed to have died in his sleep when the bungalow at the rear of his family's home in Malvern East burnt down in a fire that was declared accidental. But authorities now believe he may have been killed and the bungalow he was living in set alight.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".